Telecommunication in Sudan

Compared to the European Union, Sudan is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +249, there were a total of 28.79 million connections in 2017. Among them were 28.64 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.71 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Sudan is back. Around 31% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 99 webhosts, Sudan is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Sudan 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Sudan 2004 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in Sudan 1990 - 2017




Spreading in 2017 Sudan
Total
Sudan
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 12.51 m 30.87 % 413.24 m 80.64 %
Broadband users 31,082.00 0.08 % 175.69 m 34.28 %
Landlines 143,280.00 0.35 % 209.74 m 40.93 %
Mobile cellulars 28.64 m 70.67 % 628.26 m 122.60 %